Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,558,300
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 28-29mm
Edge: Plain
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1837 1C MS obverse 1837 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The cents dated 1837 are common in all grades through Mint State, with brown examples being fairly plentiful, while those showing satisfying degrees of red-brown color may also be secured with a bit of searching.

1837 is another year in which several dies were transitional between older and newer styles. All feature Gobrecht's revised Liberty bust of 1835, but some have plain hair cords (Head of 36), while a few have beaded cords (Head of 38). These are combined with reverse dies having either the older Medium Letters or the new Small Letters.

In total there are 16 die marriages for 1837 (N-7 proved to be just a later die state of N-8 and is illustrated above). None of the three combinations are rare as a class, but individually scarce die marriages include N-1, N-12 and N-14 through -17.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/23/2017

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1837 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 35.00 40.00 85.00 160 250 265 285 325 350 390 440 725 1075 1575 2350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1125 - - - -
1837 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 485 875 1300 2250 3350 6500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 845
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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11/3/2017 XF 45  Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 November 1 & 3 Eric P. Newman Collection Part IX US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1260/Lot# 15374
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9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Brown Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2262 $1,093.00
11/3/2010 PCGS MS 62   Brown Teletrade Auction 2954, 2954/Lot# 1021 $488.75
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1100 $3,525.00
5/5/2013 PCGS Genuine F   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 113062 $22.00
10/20/2013 PCGS XF 40   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 727 $130.00
8/8/2014 NGC VF 20   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21056 $37.60
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1222/Lot# 3471 $1,410.00
10/30/2016 NGC MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131645/Lot# 25586 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base378911113526546355167471577483887491695813331634200925254408698211
5496119178331492592688735795850888930108314331759218131535266698210
000000592688735795850888930108314331759218131535266698200
000000633701754817862902944120815341884235337806124698200
1837 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5011513916732054964878583189897110101057110315191848225928214852760479011
7212314821839658269480085392298410261072124216291985244634985769770379010
00000069480085392298410261072124216291985244634985769770300
00000073981687694799710411088138017382122263441756687780200
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Grade: MS 67 BN
Points: 4408
Owner: Dynasty
 
Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 2821
Owner: tstone
 
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